Supplier News

  • Perstorp Starts-up Oxo Unit

    March 10, 2015
    Production of key raw materials for Perstorp’s innovative general purpose PVC plasticizers, Valeraldehyde and 2-propylheptanol and associated chemicals at a major extension to Perstorp’s main plant in Stenugsund, Sweden has begun on time.…


  • SGL Group, BASF Successfully Conclude Joint Material Research

    March 9, 2015
    The Carbon Company and the chemical company BASF have concluded the joint research of a new composite material system as an important development step of their collaboration. The system aims at enhancing the cost-effectiveness of manufacturing thermo…


  • Sibelco UK Announces 25% Shareholding in Glassflake

    March 9, 2015
    Glassflake Ltd., which has more than 30 years of experience in developing glass flake products, has announced that it has joined forces with Sibelco UK Ltd., international supplier of advanced industrial minerals, with Sibelco taking a 25.1% sha…


  • AkzoNobel, Givaudan Win Food Industry Innovation Award with OneGrain

    March 9, 2015
    The 2015 Future Ingredients Showcase Award was presented to OneGrain TS M100 for processed meats, part of a range of OneGrain mineral salts which uses less sodium without compromising on quality or taste. "We are very proud to have received t…


  • Wacker Expands Production Capacity for Dispersions in USA

    March 9, 2015
    Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its existing vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions production facilities in the United States. The Munich-based chemical company will add a new reactor with an annual capacity of 85,000 metric tons at its Ca…


  • Wacker Celebrates 60 Years of Elastosil

    March 6, 2015
    One of the best-known and most successful brands of Munich-based chemicals group Wacker has turned 60: on March 4, 1955, the company sought trademark protection from the German Patent Office for the name Elastosil. Since then the number of different…


  • BASF Now Offers Bio-Based PolyTHF

    March 6, 2015
    BASF has made bio-based Polytetrahydrofuran 1000 (PolyTHF 1000) available for the first time. The company is now providing this intermediate to selected partners for testing various applications in a large scale. “The bio-based PolyTHF 1000 is…


  • Wacker Constructs Plant for Specialty Monomers at its Burghausen Site

    March 5, 2015
    Wacker Chemie AG is currently building a new plant for specialty monomers with an annual capacity of 3,800 metric tons at its Burghausen site. Wacker has budgeted approximately €8 million for this. The specialty monomers vinyl neodecanoate and v…


  • BASF Expands Capacity for Specialty Amines at Verbund Site in Ludwigshafen

    March 5, 2015
    BASF is significantly expanding its production capacity for about 20 specialty amines at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen. The company will therefore invest a double-digit million euro amount in expanding current production facilities, which are plan…


  • Epicerol Plant Recognised As Commercial Scale Plant Of The Year Finalist

    March 5, 2015
    The Advanced Biochemical Thailand (ABT) Epicerol plant was among the top three finalists for ‘Commercial Scale Plant of the Year.' The prestigious accolade was announced at the WBM Bio Business Awards in Amsterdam. Since its…


  • Argex Titanium Awards Tecnicas Reunidas EPC Contract

    March 5, 2015
    Argex Titanium Inc., an emerging producer of high-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as white pigment in paint, plastic, paper, cosmetics and other applications, announced today that its newly formed, wholly-owned subsidiary, Arge…


  • Lubrizol Introduces New Wood Coatings Mobile App

    March 4, 2015
    The Lubrizol Corporation has introduced a new mobile application - the Wood Coatings Product Guide - designed to help formulators of wood coatings identify advanced Lubrizol chemistries that help achieve a wide-range of performance needs. "We a…


  • Accella Performance Materials Announces Acquisition of IPS Polymer Systems, Inc.

    March 4, 2015
    Accella Performance Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of polyurethane systems and recycled rubber products, has announced the acquisition of IPS Polymer Systems, Inc. (“IPS”) in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  Accella is backed by Arsenal Capit…


  • AkzoNobel Breaks Ground on New Specialty Chemicals Plant in China

    March 3, 2015
    AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business recently broke ground on a new alkoxylation facility in Ningbo, China, bringing the company’s total investment in the strategic multi-site to more than €400 million. As well as contributing t…


  • Cetec Estimates 20% Growth for 2015

    March 3, 2015
    Cetec has announced its estimate of a 20% sales growth for 2015. "The rather optimistic estimate, especially in such turbulent economic scenario, is supported by a strategy that combines portfolio expansion and the development of custom automati…